Message from the Principal

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Greetings Saxons,

I’m still riding high from the thrill of welcoming students back to the building this week. When schools closed on March 12, 2020, I never imagined it would be almost a year before I would again hear the sounds of our children in the halls of building. School staff is so looking forward to welcoming sophomores and juniors next week.

Also, a huge thank you to the PTSA who welcomed teachers to the first day of in-person learning by stocking work rooms with snacks and beverages. The organization’s support of our teachers and staff is tremendously appreciated.

Here are this week’s Saxon Shout-outs!!

Congratulations to the following students who have been named National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. You are commended for earning this distinguished honor.

Selena Akay
Justin Bahr
Claire Zou Chou
Ishan Dogra
Otto Janke
Joshua Jones
Victoria Li
Mikael Nguyen
Michael Pang
Alisha Zhu Qian
Christina Wang
Jasmin Jing Ming Wang
Seohyun Yoon

Please congratulate all of the students on a job well done at last weekend’s University of Virginia’s Model UN competition for high school students. Our team won the Outstanding Large Team Delegation award!

Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Committee (SOCHUM):
Mei Torrey: Honorable Delegation

Special Political & Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL):
Zain Rahman: Verbal Commendation
Sylvia Cheng: Outstanding Delegation

World Health Organization (WHO):
Ben Tran: Honorable Delegation
Shivika Anand: BEST DELEGATION

United Nations Economic Programme (UNEP):
Julia Fremberg: Verbal Commendation
McKenzie Hiek: Honorable Delegation

International Olympic Committee (IOC):
Kevin Farnsworth: Verbal Commendation
Zane Al-Dalli: Honorable Delegation

Aztec Empire: 1519:
Zachary Tam: Verbal Commendation
Nadia Malik: Honorable Delegation

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee:
Kalyna Vickers: Verbal Commendation

United Nations Security Council (UNSC):
Neil Kohli & Shreya Papneja: BEST DELEGATION

United Nations Security Council 2019:
Max Ellis: BEST DELEGATION

JFK Administration:
Anand Menon: BEST DELEGATION

Vogue Board of Directors:
Zoe Wang: Honorable Delegation

Phineas & Ferb: A Tri-State in Peril (Novice):
Spencer Nash: Outstanding Delegation

Jefferson Committees on Diplomacy
JCD: Specialized:
Daniel Kalish: Honorable Delegation

JCD: Crisis:
Ritvik Chennupati: Honorable Delegation

Congratulations to Langley Orchestra for their production of another phenomenal virtual concert. The concert, which premiered last weekend, highlighted holiday music. In Saxon Country we aren’t bound by the calendar; beautiful music and wonderful talent is celebrated daily! Please take time to pause and enjoy the sounds of our wonderful musicians.

Staff has been overjoyed to welcome students back to the building this week. However, this has been dampened by the news of two Covid cases. As we continue to deal with the pandemic, it is imperative that we all remain vigilant. I respectfully ask that everyone does everything they can to help mitigate the spread of the virus. We all remain safest at home so it remains important that students who are participating in in-person learning and/or school activities limit their interactions with people not in their households. While staff members have had the opportunity to be vaccinated, our children remain vulnerable. Students and staff are worried about contracting the virus. We must be committed to doing all we can to ensure everyone’s safety. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Wishing you wellness,

 

This Week at Langley

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LANGLEY CALENDAR

All events listed below are available on the “Langley Calendar”.  You can click on the event for additional information.

Go to the Langley Calendar NOW! Add to your favorites for easy access.

Tuesday, March 2

-In-Person Instruction Group 8 begins: Grades 9, 12

Friday, March 5

-Two Hour Early Release

Monday, March 8

-Staff Development (Student Holiday)

Tuesday, March 9

-In-Person Instruction Group 8 begins: Grades 10, 11

Wednesday, March 10

-PTSA General Membership/Principal’s Coffee, 9:30 a.m.

Friday, March 12

-Senior Parent Forum, 11:00 a.m. 

Monday, March 22

-LHS/Share Food Drive, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Thursday, March 25

-Substance Abuse Prevention Series Part 2, 12pm or 7pm

Friday, March 26

-End of 3rd Quarter, Two Hour Early Release

Monday, March 29 – Friday, April 2

-Spring Break

Monday, April 5

-Teacher Workday (Student Holiday)

Did You Know…Spring of 2021 is the year of the Brood X 17 year cicadas? Trillions are expected to hit the east coast. Typically beginning in mid-May and ending in late June. These cicadas will begin to emerge approximately when the soil 8″ beneath the ground reaches 64 degrees Fahrenheit. For the majority of our students this will be their first experience. Here is more information.

FCPS-issued Laptops

As we prepare for our Saxons to return to the building, please be sure that you are using your FCPS-issued laptop regularly. FCPS laptops are optimized to work on the school network, unlike devices you may be using at home. Additionally, many school programs and tests are required to be run on your FCPS laptop. If you have not been using your FCPS laptop regularly, please begin doing so now to prepare yourself to bring it every day you are in the building. If your laptop requires updates, drive to the nearest FCPS school and turn the laptop on in the parking lot. The laptop will connect to the FCPS network and download important updates. Please submit an IT request if you are having difficulty with your school laptops.

Online vs. In-person Instruction

To view your decision, please be sure to log-in to ParentVue on a computer (the app version on mobile devices does not show this information) and click on the Student Info tab.  Your decision can be found near the bottom of the page. 

If you would like to request a change in your status, please use the link below.  ALL requests MUST be submitted through the link below.  At this time, we are unable to accommodate students moving from online to in-person instruction however, we will create a waitlist to review if/when conditions allow.  Should we be able to accommodate your request, we will follow up with you accordingly.

SY20-21 Instructional Method Change Request (Late): https://forms.gle/THr3g8VCZQDWukG16

Action Requested: Help save trees and FCPS $$ on postage by opting in to receive “Paperless” Report Cards (that can be printed through ParentVUE)

Parents/Guardians may opt into “Go Paperless” for report cards by following the below instructions:

  • Parents/Guardians can take advantage of the paperless option, by logging into ParentVUE, then going to “My Account” and selecting "Go Paperless!". This is the only way to keep a paper report card from being generated for students at the secondary level. All parents who share the same address as the student must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option.

Virtual Parent Education Series

Substance Abuse Prevention

Tune into this three-part Parent Education Series on Substance Abuse Prevention hosted by FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, Kelly Rankin. The series will provide three 20-minute sessions for parents about the development of the teenage brain, impact of drugs on its development, and current drug trends. Each session is offered twice; choose the time that works best for you!  With a goal of building awareness and arming parents with the knowledge and tools to identify early signs of substance use, the series will explore parents' role in prevention, including how to have an effective conversation with your child about addiction.

Click here to join a session on the following dates and times: 

Part 2 - Drugs and the Teenage Brain on March 25, 2021 at noon and 7pm

Part 3 - Drug Trends: Identifying Common Household Items and Drug Culture on April 22, 2021 at noon and 7pm Kelly Rankin serves as a resource for students and parents with questions or concerns about substance use or addiction. She can be reached at Krankin@fcps.edu or 703-287-2744.

Fairfax County Public Schools Standard Calendar for School Year 2020-21

Click here to view and download the FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2020 - 2021

March 5

2-hour Early Release

March 8

Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)

March 26

End of Third Quarter – 2-hour Early Release

March 29 - April 2

Holiday (Spring Break) 

April 5

Student Holiday (Teacher Workday) 

May 31

Holiday (Memorial Day) 

June 11

Last Day of School, Year-End (Early Release) *

6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101 | Phone: 703-2872700
Websites: Langley High School | Langley PTSA | FCPS

Message from the Principal

GovDelivery 1 week 1 day ago

Greetings Saxons,

Saxon Country is buzzing with energy as teachers have returned to the building. Final touches are being made to ensure Langley is ready to welcome students back to the building beginning on Tuesday. Our joy is elevated thanks to the many ways our students and staff continue to shine!

As we have kicked off our fall sports season,  I wish each of the fall sports athletes great luck! While the weather will be nippy for those outdoor games, I’m sure the energy of the athletes will be more than enough to keep us pumped up and invigorated!

Speaking of contests, there’s great news to share!


Our very own Julia Stout took the top spot in Vault at the VHSL Gymnastics Championship!
State Champion Stout, Saxon Country is proud of you!


Alex Woltman is commended for his 4th place finish at the VHSL State Wrestling Championship!


Congratulations to Josh Mun; he placed 6th at the VHSL State Wrestling Championship!


Wednesday’s senior gathering was a hit. We had over 100 seniors come out to reconnect with friends and enjoy a treat. Thank you to our amazing parent volunteers for helping to make the event such a success!


On behalf of our school community, a tremendous thank you to our fabulous custodial team. They go above and beyond to ensure our building and grounds are beautifully maintained. We so appreciate them!

A huge shout out to the Langley Quizbowl Team- They are Region Champions! Please congratulate and celebrate William Orr, Aidan Nguyen, Aidan Mousavi, and Kai Nielsen as they prepare to compete in the state championship on March 13th!

Our very own Fashion Marketing teacher Tricia Poythress was recently featured in the McLean*Vienna Connection. Ms. Poythress is a shining star in the Langley community so it is delightful to see her highlighted.

Dr. Fisher has earned FCPS Cares recognition by the school division. She and a colleague have created a podcast which has been very helpful for FCPS staff. Congratulations, Dr. Fisher. Thank you for the many ways you serve not only our school community but the school division at large. Community members are welcome to highlight school employees through the FCPS Cares Program. If you would like to recognize a staff member, please use this link to submit.

As we resume in person learning next week, I would like to share just how proud I am of our teachers. They are to be heralded for the courageous lengths to which they have gone in order to continue to meet the needs of our children. Under the best of circumstances, teaching is never an easy undertaking. When you throw in a pandemic and virtual learning, it seems almost insurmountable.  Our teachers faced the challenges of virtual learning with determination.

Their flexibility, creativity and focus on kids have served our school community well. I thank them for the grace and space they have shown one another, our students and our school community.

I’m looking forward to seeing kids back in the building beginning on Tuesday. After eleven months of virtual learning, returning to in person learning will be a transition. Should you or your student need anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We continue to chart this course together. Our community is committed to ensuring each of our children is seen, welcomed, and respected. Thank you for your partnership in this work.

Wishing you wellness,

 

This Week at Langley

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LANGLEY CALENDAR

All events listed below are available on the “Langley Calendar”.  You can click on the event for additional information.

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Monday, February 22

-Return to School Parent Town Hall with Principal Greer, 7:00 p.m. (link will be sent on Monday morning)

Wednesday, February 24

-Return to School Student Town Hall with Principal Greer, 5:00 p.m. (link will be available in Schoology)

Thursday, February 25

-Asynchronous Instruction

Friday, February 26

-Asynchronous Instruction

Tuesday, March 2

-In-Person Instruction Group 8 begins: Grades 9, 12

Friday, March 5

-Two Hour Early Release

Monday, March 8

-Staff Development (Student Holiday)

Tuesday, March 9

-In-Person Instruction Group 8 begins: Grades 10, 11

Wednesday, March 10

-PTSA General Membership/Principal’s Coffee, 9:30 a.m.

Did You Know… Harvard Medical Schools article Screen Time and the Brain writes, “Much of what happens on screen provides “impoverished” stimulation of the developing brain compared to reality.  Children need a diverse menu of online and offline experiences, including the chance to let their minds wander.” Here is the full article.

Class of 2021 Senior Social - Rescheduled due to Weather

New Date : Wednesday, February 24th from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Langley is hosting a Senior Social in the school's parking lot from 3:30-4:30pm on Wednesday , February 24th. We want all of our Seniors to come to the  parking lot to socialize and catch up with each other. Masks are required. Chairs will be placed 6 feet apart, so Seniors can catch up with their friends in an outdoor socially distant space, or hang out in their cars. We recommend that they dress warmly and bring a blanket. Seniors can grab a treat when they enter and reconnect with their classmates and teachers.

Hope to see all the seniors there!

FCPS-issued Laptops

As we prepare for our Saxons to return to the building, please be sure that you are using your FCPS-issued laptop regularly. FCPS laptops are optimized to work on the school network, unlike devices you may be using at home. Additionally, many school programs and tests are required to be run on your FCPS laptop. If you have not been using your FCPS laptop regularly, please begin doing so now to prepare yourself to bring it every day you are in the building. If your laptop requires updates, drive to the nearest FCPS school and turn the laptop on in the parking lot. The laptop will connect to the FCPS network and download important updates. Please submit an IT request if you are having difficulty with your school laptops.

Online vs. In-person Instruction

To view your decision, please be sure to log-in to ParentVue on a computer (the app version on mobile devices does not show this information) and click on the Student Info tab.  Your decision can be found near the bottom of the page. 

If you would like to request a change in your status, please use the link below.  ALL requests MUST be submitted through the link below.  At this time, we are unable to accommodate students moving from online to in-person instruction however, we will create a waitlist to review if/when conditions allow.  Should we be able to accommodate your request, we will follow up with you accordingly.

SY20-21 Instructional Method Change Request (Late): https://forms.gle/THr3g8VCZQDWukG16

The 2021 Credit Exam for World Languages will take place in March of 2021.  Students who take the credit exam have the opportunity to earn up to three (3) credits, based on demonstrated proficiency.

Thirty (30) languages will be assessed via the FCPS Credit Exam.  In order to offer the test in all languages while maintaining a safe testing environment, some languages will be tested online and some will be tested in person.

  • These languages will be tested online between March 2, 2021 and March 10, 2021:  Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
  • These languages will be tested in person on March 13, 2021 and March 20, 2021 (Saturdays):  Amharic, ASL, Bengali, Farsi, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Nepali, Pashto, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Somali, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Registration opens Monday, February 8, 2021, at 8:00 a.m.  Additional Information can be found here: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/world-languages/credit-exam-world-languages.

 

All students must register for the exam through their school counselor by February 26, 2021. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Virtual Parent Education Series

Substance Abuse Prevention

Tune into this three-part Parent Education Series on Substance Abuse Prevention hosted by FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, Kelly Rankin. The series will provide three 20-minute sessions for parents about the development of the teenage brain, impact of drugs on its development, and current drug trends. Each session is offered twice; choose the time that works best for you!  With a goal of building awareness and arming parents with the knowledge and tools to identify early signs of substance use, the series will explore parents' role in prevention, including how to have an effective conversation with your child about addiction.

Click here to join a session on the following dates and times: 

Part 1 - Teenage Brain: Building Connections on February 25, 2021 at noon and 7pm

Part 2 - Drugs and the Teenage Brain on March 25, 2021 at noon and 7pm

Part 3 - Drug Trends: Identifying Common Household Items and Drug Culture on April 22, 2021 at noon and 7pm Kelly Rankin serves as a resource for students and parents with questions or concerns about substance use or addiction. She can be reached at Krankin@fcps.edu or 703-287-2744.

The Langley, Cooper, and Churchill Road  PTSA/PTO Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committees are commemorating Black History Month (February) with the 28 Days of Equity Awareness project. We invite participants to check out this list of 28 short readings, videos, and podcasts, and complete as many as possible. Our goal is to begin a conversation in which we investigate perspectives from marginalized voices. We hope you’ll join us.

During the month, on each Friday at noon, we will hold Friday Reflections lunch discussions, providing a safe space for reflection on the material. To attend, RSVP via this form: https://forms.gle/xbXWAcPXkF2ahixt9

Fairfax County Public Schools Standard Calendar for School Year 2020-21

Click here to view and download the FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2020 - 2021

March 5

2-hour Early Release

March 8

Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)

March 26

End of Third Quarter – 2-hour Early Release

March 29 - April 2

Holiday (Spring Break) 

April 5

Student Holiday (Teacher Workday) 

May 31

Holiday (Memorial Day) 

June 11

Last Day of School, Year-End (Early Release) *

6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101 | Phone: 703-2872700
Websites: Langley High School | Langley PTSA | FCPS

Message from the Principal

GovDelivery 2 weeks 1 day ago

Greetings Saxons,

I hope yesterday’s long awaited snow day provided much deserved rest for everyone. Our students definitely needed the break as they have been busy making Saxon Country proud in so many different arenas.

We salute senior Victor Mou. He has the distinction of being named a Russian Scholar Laureate by the American Council of Teachers of Russian. Victor, we are proud of you!

Congratulations to Model UN for their outstanding showing at the Georgetown Model UN competition held last weekend. Best Delegation is equivalent to first place, Outstanding Delegation is equivalent to second place, Honorable Delegation is equivalent to third place, and Verbal Commendation is equivalent to fourth place. Georgetown also gives a Book Award to delegates who display strong leadership abilities and are exceptionally well-researched.

World Health Organization (WHO):

Julia Fremberg: Honorable Delegation

 

United Nations Conference on Trade & Development:

Thomas Doody: Verbal Commendation

Ethan Bhatia: BEST DELEGATION

 

British House of Commons:

Kevin Farnsworth: Verbal Commendation

Kalyna Vickers:  Book Award

 

Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC):

Zane Al-Dalli: Honorable Delegation

 

United Nations Educational, Scientific, & Cultural Organization (UNESCO):

Spencer Nash: Outstanding Delegation

 

The Witan of Alfred the Great, 871:

Anand Menon: Honorable Delegation

 

Jiang Zemin’s Politburo, 1997:

Daniel Kalish: BEST DELEGATION (*with this win, Daniel has tied the record for most individual wins in Langley MUN Club History! Way to go, Daniel!)

 

Lula’s Cabinet, 2002:

Zoe Wang: Verbal Commendation

 

Campaign for the 21st Amendment, 1932:

Ritvik Chennupati: BEST DELEGATION

 

Press Corps:

Colleen Sherry: Verbal Commendation

 

While we may be separated by physical distance, music continues to serve as one of the ties that binds our community. Over the course of the past week, Saxon Band and Choir held virtual concerts. The creativity of Mr. Martin, Dr. Lambert and their incredibly talented students is so appreciated. The choir had a special treat as two of the choirs from Cooper MS participated in the choral event. Please use the links (Band, Choir) to enjoy the outstanding musical performances.

Last Tuesday, in conjunction with Churchill Road’s and Cooper’s Parent Teacher organizations, our PTSA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee sponsored the first installment of the book discussion series for the book Blindspot: Hidden Biases in Good People. Thank you to those who were able to attend the virtual event. It was definitely enlightening and thought provoking as we continue to honor our commitment to make Langley a safe space for all. I look forward to the next meeting and I hope more people will be able to attend.

We are busy making plans to welcome students back to the building beginning March 2. To support our freshmen and transfer students who will join us in person, an orientation will be held on Monday, February 22. Thank you to our student leaders who will serve as tour guides and Assistant Principal Robertson for making this event happen. We are so excited to meet the newest Saxons. For those attending, please be sure to reference the email previously sent to register for the event. Also, don’t forget to wear your masks!

A virtual family town hall will be held on Monday, February 22 at 7 p.m. to discuss the return to in-person learning. I hope all families who have students returning in March will be able to attend. The link for the event will be sent on Monday morning. Likewise, a virtual student town hall will be held on Wednesday, February 24 at 5 p.m. for students who will be returning to the building. This event will be accessed through Schoology. Recordings for both events will be made available.

Thank you to each of you for your ongoing support, flexibility, and patience. Your partnership is so appreciated and is a large part of what makes Langley a truly unique community.

Wishing you wellness,

 

This Week at Langley

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LANGLEY CALENDAR

All events listed below are available on the “Langley Calendar”.  You can click on the event for additional information.

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Monday, February 15

-President’s Day Holiday

Tuesday, February 16

-New Bell Schedule begins (8:20 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.)

-Blindspot Book Discussion, 7:30 p.m. 

Thursday, February 25

-Asynchronous Learning

Friday, February 26

-Asynchronous Learning

Tuesday, March 2

-In-Person Instruction Group 8 begins: Grades 9, 12

Friday, March 5

-Two Hour Early Release

Monday, March 8

-Staff Development (Student Holiday)

Tuesday, March 9

-In-Person Instruction Group 8 begins: Grades 10, 11

Wednesday, March 10

-PTSA General Membership/Principal’s Coffee, 9:30 a.m.

Did You Know…John Hopkins University provides tips for managing anxiety for return for school. “Keep in mind that anxiety is contagious, and we need to keep ourselves calm and have a strategy for speaking with our children and preparing for this school year. “ Here are some strategies  for all age groups.

Class of 2021 Senior Social

Friday, February 19th from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Langley is hosting a Senior Social in the school's parking lot from 3:30-4:30pm on Friday, February 19th. We want all of our Seniors to come to the  parking lot to socialize and catch up with each other. Chairs will be placed 6 feet apart, so Seniors can catch up with their friends in an outdoor socially distant space, or hang out in their cars. We recommend that they dress warmly and bring a blanket. Seniors can grab a treat when they enter and reconnect with their classmates and teachers.

Hope to see all the seniors there!

The Class of 2021 Team

Mr. O’Rourke, Ms. Huang, and Mr. Sykes 

FCPS-issued Laptops

As we prepare for our Saxons to return to the building, please be sure that you are using your FCPS-issued laptop regularly. FCPS laptops are optimized to work on the school network, unlike devices you may be using at home. Additionally, many school programs and tests are required to be run on your FCPS laptop. If you have not been using your FCPS laptop regularly, please begin doing so now to prepare yourself to bring it every day you are in the building. If your laptop requires updates, drive to the nearest FCPS school and turn the laptop on in the parking lot. The laptop will connect to the FCPS network and download important updates. Please submit an IT request if you are having difficulty with your school laptops.

Online vs. In-person Instruction

To view your decision, please be sure to log-in to ParentVue on a computer (the app version on mobile devices does not show this information) and click on the Student Info tab.  Your decision can be found near the bottom of the page. 

If you would like to request a change in your status, please use the link below.  ALL requests MUST be submitted through the link below.  At this time, we are unable to accommodate students moving from online to in-person instruction however, we will create a waitlist to review if/when conditions allow.  Should we be able to accommodate your request, we will follow up with you accordingly.

SY20-21 Instructional Method Change Request (Late): https://forms.gle/THr3g8VCZQDWukG16

The 2021 Credit Exam for World Languages will take place in March of 2021.  Students who take the credit exam have the opportunity to earn up to three (3) credits, based on demonstrated proficiency.

Thirty (30) languages will be assessed via the FCPS Credit Exam.  In order to offer the test in all languages while maintaining a safe testing environment, some languages will be tested online and some will be tested in person.

  • These languages will be tested online between March 2, 2021 and March 10, 2021:  Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
  • These languages will be tested in person on March 13, 2021 and March 20, 2021 (Saturdays):  Amharic, ASL, Bengali, Farsi, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Nepali, Pashto, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Somali, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Registration opens Monday, February 8, 2021, at 8:00 a.m.  Additional Information can be found here: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/world-languages/credit-exam-world-languages.

 

All students must register for the exam through their school counselor by February 26, 2021. Late registrations will not be accepted.

SIS Parent Account - Weekly Progress Report Emails

Quick Reference for Parents

All parents/guardians of MS and HS students who have registered for a SIS ParentVUE Account and have a primary email address recorded in SIS ParentVUE can receive Weekly Progress Reports via email. This report provides a summary of your student(s) grades for the current quarter. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE Account and first verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports and click on update account. Once confirmed, parents/guardians are able to activate and select their preferences for receiving these reports within the SIS ParentVUE “My Account” tab. Weekly progress reports for all of your middle and high school students will be included in one email.

Virtual Parent Education Series COMING SOON!

Substance Abuse Prevention

Tune into this three-part Parent Education Series on Substance Abuse Prevention hosted by FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, Kelly Rankin. The series will provide three 20-minute sessions for parents about the development of the teenage brain, impact of drugs on its development, and current drug trends. Each session is offered twice; choose the time that works best for you!  With a goal of building awareness and arming parents with the knowledge and tools to identify early signs of substance use, the series will explore parents' role in prevention, including how to have an effective conversation with your child about addiction. Click here to join a session on the following dates and times: 

Part 1 - Teenage Brain: Building Connections on February 25, 2021 at noon and 7pm

Part 2 - Drugs and the Teenage Brain on March 25, 2021 at noon and 7pm

Part 3 - Drug Trends: Identifying Common Household Items and Drug Culture on April 22, 2021 at noon and 7pm Kelly Rankin serves as a resource for students and parents with questions or concerns about substance use or addiction. She can be reached at Krankin@fcps.edu or 703-287-2744.

The Langley, Cooper, and Churchill Road  PTSA/PTO Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committees are commemorating Black History Month (February) with the 28 Days of Equity Awareness project. We invite participants to check out this list of 28 short readings, videos, and podcasts, and complete as many as possible. Our goal is to begin a conversation in which we investigate perspectives from marginalized voices. We hope you’ll join us.

During the month, on each Friday at noon, we will hold Friday Reflections lunch discussions, providing a safe space for reflection on the material. To attend, RSVP via this form: https://forms.gle/xbXWAcPXkF2ahixt9

NOTE: On February 16, 2021 at 7:30 pm, we will hold a pyramid-wide book club meeting on the first 7 chapters of the book Blindspot, by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald. Those chapters are among the selections on our 28-day list. To RSVP for the book club, please complete this form:

https://forms.gle/AmcuAgzoXbK6EM1i9

Action Requested: Help save trees and FCPS $$ on postage by opting in to receive “Paperless” Report Cards (that can be printed through ParentVUE)

Parents/Guardians may opt into “Go Paperless” for report cards by following the below instructions:

  • Parents/Guardians can take advantage of the paperless option, by logging into ParentVUE, then going to “My Account” and selecting "Go Paperless!". This is the only way to keep a paper report card from being generated for students at the secondary level. All parents who share the same address as the student must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option.
Fairfax County Public Schools Standard Calendar for School Year 2020-21

Click here to view and download the FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2020 - 2021

February 15

Holiday (George Washington’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day) 

March 5

2-hour Early Release

March 8

Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)

March 26

End of Third Quarter – 2-hour Early Release

March 29 - April 2

Holiday (Spring Break) 

April 5

Student Holiday (Teacher Workday) 

May 31

Holiday (Memorial Day) 

June 11

Last Day of School, Year-End (Early Release) *

6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101 | Phone: 703-2872700
Websites: Langley High School | Langley PTSA | FCPS

Message from the Principal

GovDelivery 3 weeks 1 day ago

Greetings Saxons,

I hope this week has been a good one for everyone. While we continue to deal with cold winter weather, we are basking in the glow of victory in Saxon Country. Our students continue to shine on the court, stage, pool and in club competition. Let’s celebrate!!

A shout out to our Langley Forensics team which took second place in Wednesday’s VHSL Regional tournament. They move on to the Super Regional tournament on Feb. 24. We wish them the best of luck!

Last Saturday, Langley’s Science Bowl team (like quizbowl, but all STEM questions) finished 2nd in the Virginia Science Bowl. Congratulations to Kwanwoo Park, Joshua Jones, Samantha Ritchie, and Ava Tang – Their knowledge and composure under pressure is truly AMAZING!

Congratulations to the Langley Science Olympiad team in their recent Regional Tournament. They finished 3rd overall, which qualifies them  for States! Many individual event awards were won. Way to go, team!

Congrats to all students who participated in All-District Band! As with many events this year, judging was done virtually with students submitting blind audition recordings for judging. Langley was well represented with a record 29 LHS students selected for the bands!

Symphonic Band: Jack Bateman, Melanie Chuh,* Viraj Ganguli, Caroline Healy, Parker Hoang, Rachel Huang, Kevin Lee, Andrew Leone, Ben Leone, Anand Menon, Leah Miller, Emma Philips, Lucas Porter, Shaan Rashid, John Rieling, Tommy Worden, Jimmy Yeum, Amanda Yo,* Daniel Yo, Jason Zhang, Merik Zhang and Elaine Zou.

Wind Ensemble: Justin Bahr,* Beth Johnston,* Abby Kaufman, Will Trosch,* Muriel Wallach,* Tim Wang* and Austin Zhang.*

The eight students with the asterisks are eligible to audition for All-Virginia Band.

Fifty-five seniors in Fairfax County Public Schools are among a group of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in 2021.

Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected based on superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character, and involvement in community and school activities.

Congratulations to the following Saxons on earning this distinguished honor:  Stephen K. Draughn, Otto R. Janke, Joshua W. Jones, Tianyi Wu, and Stephanie Zhang

We are so proud of our outstanding wresting team. In addition to individual champs, the team finished fourth in the region.

Alex Woltman- Individual Region Champion

Chur-Yong Mun-  Individual Region Champion

Jeff Mye- District Coach of the Year

Jimmy Kaden- Asst Coach of the Year  (Cooper teacher)

Alex Woltman- Most Outstanding Wrestler

Congratulations to our Boys’ Langley Swim and Dive on winning the regional championship!

In preparation to welcome students back to in-person learning, a town hall will be held on Monday, February 22 at 7 p.m. to discuss protocols which will be in place in the building. Further information will be shared next week.

As we celebrate Valentine’s Day on Sunday, may we all take a moment to show gratitude for our loved ones. For me, one of the many lessons I have learned during the pandemic is to be thankful for my family. To have people love and appreciate you is truly a blessing.

Wishing you wellness,

 

This Week at Langley

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LANGLEY CALENDAR

All events listed below are available on the “Langley Calendar”.  You can click on the event for additional information.

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Wednesday, February 10

-Sophomore College Case Studies Night, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 11

-Freshman Class Forum, 9:30 a.m.

-Junior Class College Planning Night, 7:00 p.m.

Monday, February 15

-President’s Day Holiday

Tuesday, February 16

-New Bell Schedule begins (8:20 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.)

-Blindspot Book Discussion, 7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, March 2

-In-Person Instruction Group 8 begins: Grades 9, 12

Friday, March 5

-Two Hour Early Release

Monday, March 8

-Staff Development (Student Holiday)

Tuesday, March 9

-In-Person Instruction Group 8 begins: Grades 10, 11

Wednesday, March 10

-PTSA General Membership/Principal’s Coffee, 9:30 a.m.

Did You Know…Ever wondered how to talk to you child about alcohol, drugs, impaired driving? SAMHSA’s program “Talk. They Hear You” can assist getting the conversation started. Here is a list of resources for parents including a family agreement form.

SENIORS - 7th Semester Grades reported to Colleges on Wed, Feb 10

Langley High School sends out mid-year grades (officially called 7th semester grades) to any college a student has submitted a transcript request on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.   Due to processing timelines, please know that there are no exceptions to this date.  Any questions can be directed to Transcript Assistant, Ms. Betsy Shomaker at enshomaker@fcps.edu

Join Us Virtually on our new date Wednesday, February 10th at 7:00pm for our Sophomore College Admissions Case Studies Night. 

Come Learn from the Experts! 

This program will allow you and your student to participate in small group sessions where you analyze college applications with admissions counselors representing more than 40 universities from across the country. Families will meet with the admissions reps that read for Langley High School to understand the myths and realities of college admissions. 

PARENTS & STUDENTS ARE BOTH INVITED TO ATTEND

To Register: https://forms.gle/YDwwVQ8e27YGk39h7

Please note that after you register, we will be sending you updates that includes materials for the evening, as well as the link to access this virtual program. 

Parents of 2024 - Mark your calendars for our second Freshman Class Forum, to be held on Thursday, February 11, at 9:30AM.  Braden Peterson, Director of Student Services, will speak to parents about our students’ upcoming academic advising sessions and course selection for sophomore year.  

Submit your questions in advance using this form:  https://forms.gle/GWtTAFe98UFwkdRLA

 

Please join the forum using this link:  https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/9b21ebbfd62f4480aed7e5fb15abe8bf

LHS Student Services is hosting our Junior Class of 2022 College Planning Night on Thursday, February 11th at 7pm. This program will be held virtually for both parents and students, and we will provide a link to attend the program closer to the evening. No registration is required to attend.

We are fortunate to be hosting a panel of college admissions professionals that will provide information to help families navigate the college admissions process.  Topics include creating the college list, determining what colleges really consider in the admissions process, how to navigate college admissions in the midst of a pandemic and demystifying some of the challenges of this past admissions cycle as well as how to prepare for next year.  We have six admissions reps from all over the country participating, and we will begin promptly at 7pm on Thursday!

If you have questions that you hope to have answered, please use this form to add them here: https://forms.gle/dKhbtKFhaRFK5Fk9A

Online vs. In-person Instruction

To view your decision, please be sure to log-in to ParentVue on a computer (the app version on mobile devices does not show this information) and click on the Student Info tab.  Your decision can be found near the bottom of the page. 

If you would like to request a change in your status, please use the link below.  ALL requests MUST be submitted through the link below.  At this time, we are unable to accommodate students moving from online to in-person instruction however, we will create a waitlist to review if/when conditions allow.  Should we be able to accommodate your request, we will follow up with you accordingly.

SY20-21 Instructional Method Change Request (Late): https://forms.gle/THr3g8VCZQDWukG16

Deadline to Request PSAT 10 Accommodations, February 12, 2021

PSAT Accommodations and EL Supports in Grade 10

In April, Langley High School tenth graders will have the opportunity to take the Preliminary SAT 10 (PSAT 10). General information about the test is available on the PSAT 10 testing update webpage, and we will share more specifics about PSAT 10 testing in the coming weeks. Final testing decisions will be based on health department guidance.

Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 Plan or an individualized education program (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the PSAT 10; however, the College Board must approve a formal request for each student. If the student already has College Board accommodations approved from a previous PSAT 10, SAT, or AP test, then no further action is needed. The PSAT Accommodations Process webpage provides additional information, including accommodations input and consent forms.

English learners (ELs), as defined by state or federal policy, are eligible for testing support on the PSAT 10. Unlike accommodations for students with disabilities, EL supports are temporary and can only be used on the test date for which they have been requested. The PSAT EL Supports Process webpage provides additional information, including accommodations input and consent forms.

To request new College Board accommodations and/or temporary EL supports, parents and guardians should return the corresponding input and consent forms to the school by February 12, 2021.

If you have questions about PSAT accommodations or testing supports, please contact Janice Dabroski, LHS Assessment Coach at jldabroski@fcps.edu   

The 2021 Credit Exam for World Languages will take place in March of 2021.  Students who take the credit exam have the opportunity to earn up to three (3) credits, based on demonstrated proficiency.

Thirty (30) languages will be assessed via the FCPS Credit Exam.  In order to offer the test in all languages while maintaining a safe testing environment, some languages will be tested online and some will be tested in person.

  • These languages will be tested online between March 2, 2021 and March 10, 2021:  Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
  • These languages will be tested in person on March 13, 2021 and March 20, 2021 (Saturdays):  Amharic, ASL, Bengali, Farsi, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Nepali, Pashto, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Somali, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Registration opens Monday, February 8, 2021, at 8:00 a.m.  Additional Information can be found here: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/world-languages/credit-exam-world-languages.

 

All students must register for the exam through their school counselor by February 26, 2021. Late registrations will not be accepted.

SIS Parent Account - Weekly Progress Report Emails

Quick Reference for Parents

All parents/guardians of MS and HS students who have registered for a SIS ParentVUE Account and have a primary email address recorded in SIS ParentVUE can receive Weekly Progress Reports via email. This report provides a summary of your student(s) grades for the current quarter. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE Account and first verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports and click on update account. Once confirmed, parents/guardians are able to activate and select their preferences for receiving these reports within the SIS ParentVUE “My Account” tab. Weekly progress reports for all of your middle and high school students will be included in one email.

Virtual Parent Education Series COMING SOON!

Substance Abuse Prevention

Tune into this three-part Parent Education Series on Substance Abuse Prevention hosted by FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, Kelly Rankin. The series will provide three 20-minute sessions for parents about the development of the teenage brain, impact of drugs on its development, and current drug trends. Each session is offered twice; choose the time that works best for you!  With a goal of building awareness and arming parents with the knowledge and tools to identify early signs of substance use, the series will explore parents' role in prevention, including how to have an effective conversation with your child about addiction. Click here to join a session on the following dates and times:  Part 1 - Teenage Brain: Building Connections on February 25, 2021 at noon and 7pm Part 2 - Drugs and the Teenage Brain on March 25, 2021 at noon and 7pm Part 3 - Drug Trends: Identifying Common Household Items and Drug Culture on April 22, 2021 at noon and 7pm Kelly Rankin serves as a resource for students and parents with questions or concerns about substance use or addiction. She can be reached at Krankin@fcps.edu or 703-287-2744.

The Langley, Cooper, and Churchill Road  PTSA/PTO Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committees are commemorating Black History Month (February) with the 28 Days of Equity Awareness project. We invite participants to check out this list of 28 short readings, videos, and podcasts, and complete as many as possible. Our goal is to begin a conversation in which we investigate perspectives from marginalized voices. We hope you’ll join us.

During the month, on each Friday at noon, we will hold Friday Reflections lunch discussions, providing a safe space for reflection on the material. To attend, RSVP via this form: https://forms.gle/xbXWAcPXkF2ahixt9

NOTE: On February 16, 2021 at 7:30 pm, we will hold a pyramid-wide book club meeting on the first 7 chapters of the book Blindspot, by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald. Those chapters are among the selections on our 28-day list. To RSVP for the book club, please complete this form:

https://forms.gle/AmcuAgzoXbK6EM1i9

Fairfax County Public Schools Standard Calendar for School Year 2020-21

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February 15

Holiday (George Washington’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day) 

March 5

2-hour Early Release

March 8

Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)

March 26

End of Third Quarter – 2-hour Early Release

March 29 - April 2

Holiday (Spring Break) 

April 5

Student Holiday (Teacher Workday) 

May 31

Holiday (Memorial Day) 

June 11

Last Day of School, Year-End (Early Release) *

6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101 | Phone: 703-2872700
Websites: Langley High School | Langley PTSA | FCPS

Message from the Principal

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Greetings Saxons,

Another great week is the books in Saxon Country. As shared by Dr. Brabrand, high school students who have selected in person learning will return to school beginning March 2. Additional information, including our updated bell schedule, will be shared in the next week and I will be hosting town halls for students and parents. Also, at last evening’s school board meeting, the proposed Langley-McLean boundary proposal was approved. We look forward to welcoming 9th students from the designated neighborhoods to Langley.

Here are highlights from this week’s happenings in Saxon Country!

Congratulations to gymnastics on their 5th place finish in the region. Also, congratulations to Julia Stout for qualifying for states!


Congratulations to our indoor track and field seniors!


We salute our senior boys’ basketball players and team managers!

A shout out and best wishes to our boys swim and dive team competing in regionals today and to girls swim and dive competing in regionals tomorrow.

We congratulate Bakari Robinson on winning five Scholastic Art Awards! Featured below are two of his winning pieces. Bakari, we are proud of you!

The FCPS Student Equity Ambassador Leaders program is supporting SAT Aces, which is a student-led initiative aimed at connecting lower income students to SAT preparation resources. The predominant goal of this project is to develop a website that compiles SAT prep resources in a single, accessible location. Interns are being sought to work as  part of the initiative.  Interns will be tasked with constructing the site and later raising awareness for it. This project will primarily deal with web development and social media marketing ; however, all skillsets are welcome. Interning for this project is an excellent opportunity for students to gain service hours and contribute to scholastic equity in the county.  Use this link to register.

Finally, this week is National School Counselors’ Week. I am so thankful for our amazing counselors. The work they do to support our students and families is so appreciated.

 

Hail Saxons,

 

This Week at Langley

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LANGLEY CALENDAR

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, February 10

-Sophomore College Case Studies Night, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 11

-Junior Class College Planning Night, 7:00 p.m.

Monday, February 15

-President’s Day Holiday

Friday, March 5

-Two Hour Early Release

Monday, March 8

-Staff Development (Student Holiday)

Wednesday, March 10

-PTSA General Membership/Principal’s Coffee, 9:30 a.m.

Did You Know… Here you go. The CDC reports prefilled pods or cartridges were the most commonly used device type in 2020; however, during 2019–2020, disposable e-cigarette use increased approximately 1,000% (from 2.4% to 26.5%) among high school current e-cigarette users and approximately 400% (from 3.0% to 15.2%) among middle school current e-cigarette users.  Examples of disposable e-cigarettes are Puffbar, Mr. Fog,  and Hyde. Once a teen enters the website it asks yes/no are you 21 and then allows the sale to move forward.

We love our school counselors! 

National School Counseling Week 2021 (Feb. 1–5), sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the essential contribution of school counselors and the tremendous impact they have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Learn more about the role of this essential profession: https://www.schoolcounselor.org/Role.  Here at Langley, we are blessed with incredible professionals dedicated to your child’s success.  Please take a moment to thank your school counselor this week!

We love our school counselors! 

National School Counseling Week 2021 (Feb. 1–5), sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the essential contribution of school counselors and the tremendous impact they have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Learn more about the role of this essential profession: https://www.schoolcounselor.org/Role.  Here at Langley, we are blessed with incredible professionals dedicated to your child’s success.  Please take a moment to thank your school counselor this week!

SENIORS - 7th Semester Grades reported to Colleges on Wed, Feb 10

Langley High School sends out mid-year grades (officially called 7th semester grades) to any college a student has submitted a transcript request on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.   Due to processing timelines, please know that there are no exceptions to this date.  Any questions can be directed to Transcript Assistant, Ms. Betsy Shomaker at enshomaker@fcps.edu

Join Us Virtually on our new date Wednesday, February 10th at 7:00pm for our Sophomore College Admissions Case Studies Night. 

Come Learn from the Experts! 

This program will allow you and your student to participate in small group sessions where you analyze college applications with admissions counselors representing more than 40 universities from across the country. Families will meet with the admissions reps that read for Langley High School to understand the myths and realities of college admissions. 

PARENTS & STUDENTS ARE BOTH INVITED TO ATTEND

To Register: https://forms.gle/YDwwVQ8e27YGk39h7

Please note that after you register, we will be sending you updates that includes materials for the evening, as well as the link to access this virtual program. 

Deadline for Requesting Accommodations for PSAT 10 Exam – February 12

The deadline for all students with an IEP/504 Plan requesting College Board accommodations for the PSAT 10 Exam tentatively set for April 19, MUST apply no later than Friday, February 12, 2021.  If you have an IEP, contact:  pgjelinek@fcps.edu for assistance.  If you have a 504 Plan, contact jldabroski@fcps.edu for assistance. If your son or daughter has already been approved for accommodations through College Board they do not need to request accommodations again. Once approved, a College Board accommodation will follow a student through their high school career, to include, PSAT’s, SAT’s, AP Testing and National Merit Tests.

Virtual Parent Education Series COMING SOON!

Substance Abuse Prevention

Tune into this three-part Parent Education Series on Substance Abuse Prevention hosted by FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, Kelly Rankin. The series will provide three 20-minute sessions for parents about the development of the teenage brain, impact of drugs on its development, and current drug trends. Each session is offered twice; choose the time that works best for you! 

With a goal of building awareness and arming parents with the knowledge and tools to identify early signs of substance use, the series will explore parents' role in prevention, including how to have an effective conversation with your child about addiction.

Click here to join a session on the following dates and times: 

Part 1 - Teenage Brain: Building Connections on February 25, 2021 at noon and 7pm
Part 2 - Drugs and the Teenage Brain on March 25, 2021 at noon and 7pm Part 3 - Drug Trends: Identifying Common Household Items and Drug Culture on April 22, 2021 at noon and 7pm.

Kelly Rankin serves as a resource for students and parents with questions or concerns about substance use or addiction. She can be reached at Krankin@fcps.edu or 703-287-2744.

The Langley, Cooper, and Churchill Road  PTSA/PTO Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committees are commemorating Black History Month (February) with the 28 Days of Equity Awareness project. We invite participants to check out this list of 28 short readings, videos, and podcasts, and complete as many as possible. Our goal is to begin a conversation in which we investigate perspectives from marginalized voices. We hope you’ll join us.

During the month, on each Friday at noon, we will hold Friday Reflections lunch discussions, providing a safe space for reflection on the material. To attend, RSVP via this form: https://forms.gle/xbXWAcPXkF2ahixt9

NOTE: On February 16, 2021 at 7:30 pm, we will hold a pyramid-wide book club meeting on the first 7 chapters of the book Blindspot, by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald. Those chapters are among the selections on our 28-day list. To RSVP for the book club, please complete this form:

https://forms.gle/AmcuAgzoXbK6EM1i9

Fairfax County Public Schools Standard Calendar for School Year 2020-21

Click here to view and download the FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2020 - 2021

February 15

Holiday (George Washington’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day) 

March 5

2-hour Early Release

March 8

Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)

March 26

End of Third Quarter – 2-hour Early Release

March 29 - April 2

Holiday (Spring Break) 

April 5

Student Holiday (Teacher Workday) 

May 31

Holiday (Memorial Day) 

June 11

Last Day of School, Year-End (Early Release) *

6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101 | Phone: 703-2872700
Websites: Langley High School | Langley PTSA | FCPS

Message from the Principal

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Greetings Saxons,

Another great week has concluded in Saxon Country! Let’s start the celebration!

Congratulations to Langley’s Model UN who competed in Yale’s High School Model UN competition. Our students won a number of individual awards, including first place. We are proud of these Saxons!


A huge shout out to Langley Wrestling on winning the district championship!


Congratulations to our Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball teams on winning the Rotary Cup in their matchups against McLean High School! Way to go, Saxons!


Congratulations to our Senior Girls’ basketball players. We salute you!

I thank each of you and your children for your continued engagement with our commitment to make Langley a safe space for all. Our PTSA is a partner in this vital work. To support our efforts, they are offering the following opportunities for community engagement.

The Langley, Cooper, and Churchill Road  PTSA/PTO Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committees are commemorating Black History Month (February) with the 28 Days of Equity Awareness project. We invite participants to check out this list of 28 short readings, videos, and podcasts, and complete as many as possible. Our goal is to begin a conversation in which we investigate perspectives from marginalized voices. We hope you’ll join us.

During the month, on each Friday at noon, we will hold Friday Reflections lunch discussions, providing a safe space for reflection on the material. To attend, RSVP via this form: https://forms.gle/xbXWAcPXkF2ahixt9

NOTE: On February 16, 2021 at 7:30 pm, we will hold a pyramid-wide book club meeting on the first 7 chapters of the book Blindspot, by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald. Those chapters are among the selections on our 28-day list. To RSVP for the book club, please complete this form:  https://forms.gle/AmcuAgzoXbK6EM1i9

As we are expecting snow this weekend, I hope it will provide everyone a moment of solitude and peace. I wish each of you and your families continued  safety, wellness and good health.

Fondly, 

 

This Week at Langley

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LANGLEY CALENDAR

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Monday, January 25

-Teacher Workday – Student Holiday

Thursday, January 28

-Junior Class Forum, 9:30 a.m.

The PTSA's new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEI) will support Langley’s focus on creating a safe space for all students. Our goal is to start the important conversation about how we can be a PTSA that includes and honors all voices, advocates for equity and celebrates the diversity in our Langley community.

Please come to the first (virtual) DEI meeting on Tues, Jan 26 at 8 pm! To attend, email committee chair Heather Murphy Capps at heathermcxx@gmail.com. A Zoom link will be emailed closer to the meeting date.

SENIORS - 7th Semester Grades reported to Colleges on Wed, Feb 10

Langley High School sends out mid-year grades (officially called 7th semester grades) to any college a student has submitted a transcript request on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.   Due to processing timelines, please know that there are no exceptions to this date.  Any questions can be directed to Transcript Assistant, Ms. Betsy Shomaker at enshomaker@fcps.edu

Deadline for Requesting Accommodations for PSAT 10 Exam – February 12

The deadline for all students with an IEP/504 Plan requesting College Board accommodations for the PSAT 10 Exam tentatively set for April 19, MUST apply no later than Friday, February 12, 2021.  If you have an IEP, contact:  pgjelinek@fcps.edu for assistance.  If you have a 504 Plan, contact jldabroski@fcps.edu for assistance. If your son or daughter has already been approved for accommodations through College Board they do not need to request accommodations again. Once approved, a College Board accommodation will follow a student through their high school career, to include, PSAT’s, SAT’s, AP Testing and National Merit Tests.

Join Us Virtually on our new date Wednesday, February 10th at 7:00pm for our Sophomore College Admissions Case Studies Night. 

Come Learn from the Experts! 

This program will allow you and your student to participate in small group sessions where you analyze college applications with admissions counselors representing more than 40 universities from across the country. Families will meet with the admissions reps that read for Langley High School to understand the myths and realities of college admissions. 

PARENTS & STUDENTS ARE BOTH INVITED TO ATTEND

To Register: https://forms.gle/YDwwVQ8e27YGk39h7

Please note that after you register, we will be sending you updates that includes materials for the evening, as well as the link to access this virtual program. 

Fairfax County Public Schools Standard Calendar for School Year 2020-21

Click here to view and download the FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2020 - 2021

January 25

Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

February 15

Holiday (George Washington’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day) 

March 5

2-hour Early Release

March 8

Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)

March 26

End of Third Quarter – 2-hour Early Release

March 29 - April 2

Holiday (Spring Break) 

April 5

Student Holiday (Teacher Workday) 

May 31

Holiday (Memorial Day) 

June 11

Last Day of School, Year-End (Early Release) *

6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101 | Phone: 703-2872700
Websites: Langley High School | Langley PTSA | FCPS

This Week at Langley

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Monday, January 18

-Martin Luther King Day – Holiday

Wednesday, January 20

-Inauguration Day – Holiday

Friday, January 22

-2 Hour Early Release, Dismissal at 12:55 p.m.

-End of 2nd Quarter/First Semester

Monday, January 25

-Teacher Workday – Student Holiday

Thursday, January 28

-Junior Class Forum, 9:30 a.m.

Two Hour Early Release Schedule for Friday, January 22 

-End of Second Quarter

Did You KnowNorth Carolina Journal of Medicine article on The Impact of Social Media on Youth Mental Health highlights the risk and benefits of social media. “Over the past two decades, new media have established an increasingly central presence in the lives of youth, presenting both new challenges and new opportunities. As the presence of new media only continues to grow, it will be essential to develop evidence-based approaches for encouraging healthy social media use in youth, and to effectively utilize these tools for mental health screening and intervention.” Here is the full article.

SENIORS - 7th Semester Grades reported to Colleges on Wed, Feb 10

Langley High School sends out mid-year grades (officially called 7th semester grades) to any college a student has submitted a transcript request on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.   Due to processing timelines, please know that there are no exceptions to this date.  Any questions can be directed to Transcript Assistant, Ms. Betsy Shomaker at enshomaker@fcps.edu

Deadline for Requesting Accommodations for PSAT 10 Exam – February 12

The deadline for all students with an IEP/504 Plan requesting College Board accommodations for the PSAT 10 Exam tentatively set for April 19, MUST apply no later than Friday, February 12, 2021.  If you have an IEP, contact:  pgjelinek@fcps.edu for assistance.  If you have a 504 Plan, contact jldabroski@fcps.edu for assistance. If your son or daughter has already been approved for accommodations through College Board they do not need to request accommodations again. Once approved, a College Board accommodation will follow a student through their high school career, to include, PSAT’s, SAT’s, AP Testing and National Merit Tests.

Service Opportunities

The upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on January 18, 2021 is a great opportunity for students to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. while engaging in impactful service opportunities. 

In an effort to connect student service learning with the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.’s work, we encourage you to visit the Langley High School website, Service Learning page, at https://langleyhs.fcps.edu/student-life-activities/service-learning .  Scroll to the section entitled “Winter 2020-2021 Updates” for online opportunities, writing and art opportunities, and hands-on opportunities.

In addition, FCPS and Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) is teaming up with Volunteer Fairfax for a weekend of service. Beginning on January 16, 2021, Volunteer Fairfax is organizing a family friendly event that will provide service opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in activities virtually from home. To learn more about the MLK Jr. Weekend of Service and the specific service activities, please visit Volunteer Fairfax’s website for more information. 

And, finally, the 59th Presidential Inaugural Committee is also hosting a National Day of Service.  Visit their website at https://bideninaugural.org/day-of-service/  to register to volunteer or pledge to volunteer in a number of different virtual opportunities.

Given COVID restrictions, parents may serve as the supervising adult and can verify service; students then submit an entry on x2Vol for approval of the service hours.   Questions, contact Betsy Shomaker, LHS Service Learning Liaison, at enshomaker@fcps.edu

The PTSA's Summer Opportunities Committee needs your help! This new committee is working to develop resources to help Saxons find internships, jobs or other summer enrichment experiences, especially following students' sophomore and junior years. Working with our College and Career Services Office, the committee aims to contribute to a database of opportunities and launch skills-building sessions for students.

 

Click here for a survey and share your ideas and any contacts or resources you may have, as well as your student's level of interest in this initiative. Thanks for helping us help our students!

Action Requested: Help save trees and FCPS $$ on postage by opting in to receive “Paperless” Report Cards (that can be printed through ParentVUE)

Parents/Guardians may opt into “Go Paperless” for report cards by following the below instructions:

  • Parents/Guardians can take advantage of the paperless option, by logging into ParentVUE, then going to “My Account” and selecting "Go Paperless!". This is the only way to keep a paper report card from being generated for students at the secondary level. All parents who share the same address as the student must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option.
Fairfax County Public Schools Standard Calendar for School Year 2020-21

Click here to view and download the FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2020 - 2021

January 18

Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday) 

January 20

Holiday (Inauguration Day)

January 22

End of Second Quarter - 2-hour Early Release

January 25

Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

February 15

Holiday (George Washington’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day) 

March 5

2-hour Early Release

March 8

Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)

March 26

End of Third Quarter – 2-hour Early Release

March 29 - April 2

Holiday (Spring Break) 

April 5

Student Holiday (Teacher Workday) 

May 31

Holiday (Memorial Day) 

June 11

Last Day of School, Year-End (Early Release) *

6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101 | Phone: 703-2872700
Websites: Langley High School | Langley PTSA | FCPS

Message from the Principal

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Greetings Saxons,

We have much to celebrate this week in Saxon Country. Congratulations to our Model UN. They received the award for Outstanding Large Team Delegation at last Saturday’s competition held at Chantilly High School. A number of students won individual competitions. Also, our winter sports teams continue to do well in competition. We are so proud of our students’ high level of engagement and success.

Earlier this year, students and families had the opportunity to nominate staff members for recognition as part of the FCPS Honors awards program. We had a number of responses submitted. I am pleased to share with you our school winners and quotes which were submitted by community members. Congratulations to our winners. Their dedication and service to Saxon Country is greatly appreciated.

Outstanding Teacher


Tricia Poythress – Marketing Education Teacher (CTE Department)

We’ve never researched a boring topic. She also is super sweet and understanding and will always help students with their specific needs. Mrs. Poythress has created a comfortable working environment for me and others and I know I can always go to her if I need help with anything, even if it’s not school related! Mrs. Poythress has been my rock and my inspiration for working so hard during virtual learning. She created “out of the box” lessons when switching to online learning.

Outstanding Professional Employee


Lindsey Fisher - “School Based Technology Specialist” (SBTS)

Lindsey came into Langley and immediately saw a need for support in technology training and use, and encouragement for teachers to try new teaching methods. Her enthusiasm for improving the quality of instruction is contagious. She is innovative, creative, intuitive, thoughtful, and patient. She has significantly raised the level of technology instruction in the Langley classrooms in a single year. She is a ROCK STAR!!! She has had an extraordinary impact.  She is incredible at her job.

Outstanding Operational Employee


Kwok Chan (Food Services)

Mr. Chan works really hard to serve food out for everyone. He is very kind when I walk in and is always great to talk to. He is the nice man behind the lunch line that used to serve me spicy chicken sandwiches every day. He was always very enthusiastic and really loved serving all of the students their spicy chicken.

On Monday, our country will pause to remember the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As you are aware, this holiday is an opportunity for us to engage in community service. To assist with this effort, Ms. Shomaker has provided service opportunities information for students in Schoology.

During the three day weekend, may we find time to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy; his message of love and respect is desperately needed in our country at this time.

Wishing you wellness and blessings,

 

This Week at Langley

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LANGLEY CALENDAR

All events listed below are available on the “Langley Calendar”.  You can click on the event for additional information.

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Monday, January 11

-Underclass Photos Make-up (grades 9, 10, 11)

-Langley Book Discussion Group – Who Gets in and Why?, 12:00 p.m.

-Staff Planning Day

Wednesday, January 13

-PTSA General Membership Meeting/Principal’s Coffee, 9:30 a.m.

Monday, January 18

-Martin Luther King Day – Holiday

Wednesday, January 20

-Inauguration Day – Holiday

Friday, January 22

-2 Hour Early Release, Dismissal at 12:55 p.m.

-End of 2nd Quarter

Monday, January 25

-Teacher Workday – Student Holiday

Did You Know… Harvard Health Publishing writes, “So how can you ensure that your determination to get healthier in 2021 sticks around past Valentine's Day? By creating new habits. Creating new habits takes time and energy. A new behavior won't become automatic overnight, but you may enjoy some of its benefits fairly quickly.” Here are 7 tips to help make your New Year’s resolution stick.

Monday, January 11 is a Staff Planning Day. No student interventions will be held. All instruction will be asynchronous (independent) with work assigned by teachers. Teachers will use this time to prepare for the return of additional groups of students to in-person instruction in the weeks ahead.

Underclass Photos Make-Up – January 11

Click below to sign up NOW!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4DAAAB2EA2FC1-picture

  • Pictures will be held in Langley Hall. Students should enter via entrance #14.
  • All individuals, school staff and Lifetouch photography staff will be expected to wear facial coverings and adhere to social distancing guidelines, per the CDC. More information on Lifetouch safety protocols for underclass photography can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LevtvXI9l2Q&feature=youtu.be
  • This will be a “paperless” photography program. Camera cards or picture tickets are no longer required. Additionally, any student wishing to purchase a picture package will have the opportunity to do so online both before and after picture day. Picture orders will not be accepted at the camera.
  • All finished picture packages will be sent directly to students’ homes.

Questions? Contact Kelly Mulligan @ kjmulligan@fcps.edu

Order at mylifetouch.com 

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Virtual College Book Talk With Hannah Wolff

LHS College and Career Specialist Hannah Wolff will host a virtual book discussion about college admissions tomorrow, Mon, Jan 11 at noon. The discussion will be based on the book Who Gets in and Why, a New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020 bestseller that is filled with insights gleaned from a year in the trenches with college admissions directors. All LHS families and faculty are welcome! Ms. Wolff will facilitate a discussion on topics such as the test-optional choice, applying early decision and how students can create a balanced list for college applications.  

 

Click here at noon on Monday, Jan 11, to join!

On Jan 13, join us at 9:30 am for the next virtual PTSA General Membership MeetingPrincipal Greer and Dr. Lindsey Fisher will provide an update on Langley’s Statement of Inclusion and the work that teachers, staff and students are doing on this important subject, and parent volunteer Heather Murphy Capps will discuss the launch of the PTSA’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. Click here for the meeting link. Links also are posted on the calendar section on the PTSA homepage.

Deadline for Requesting Accommodations for AP Exams - January 15th

The deadline for all students with an IEP/504 Plan requesting College Board accommodations for the AP Exam window of May 3-14 MUST apply no later than Friday, January 15th.  If you have an IEP, contact: pgjelinek@fcps.edu for assistance. If you have a 504 Plan, contact jldabroski@fcps.edu for assistance. If your son or daughter has already been approved for accommodations through College Board they do not need to request accommodations again. Once approved, a College Board accommodation will follow a student through their high school career, to include, PSAT’s, SAT’s, AP Testing and National Merit Tests.

SENIORS - 7th Semester Grades reported to Colleges on Wed, Feb 10

Langley High School sends out mid-year grades (officially called 7th semester grades) to any college a student has submitted a transcript request on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.   Due to processing timelines, please know that there are no exceptions to this date.  Any questions can be directed to Transcript Assistant, Ms. Betsy Shomaker at enshomaker@fcps.edu

Fairfax County Public Schools Standard Calendar for School Year 2020-21

Click here to view and download the FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2020 - 2021. (UPDATED 11/6/2020) 

January 18

Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday) 

January 20

Holiday (Inauguration Day)

January 22

End of Second Quarter - 2-hour Early Release

January 25

Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

February 15

Holiday (George Washington’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day) 

March 5

2-hour Early Release

March 8

Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)

March 26

End of Third Quarter – 2-hour Early Release

March 29 - April 2

Holiday (Spring Break) 

April 5

Student Holiday (Teacher Workday) 

May 31

Holiday (Memorial Day) 

June 11

Last Day of School, Year-End (Early Release) *

6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101 | Phone: 703-2872700
Websites: Langley High School | Langley PTSA | FCPS

Message from the Principal

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Greetings Saxons,

Happy New Year! It is my sincere hope this new year brings each of you much happiness and good health. The start of 2021 has been memorable.

Winter sports are now underway. I am thrilled that a small sense of normalcy has returned to Saxon Country. Boys basketball opened the season right before winter break with a comeback win in their match-up with Chantilly. Girls basketball has won two in a row after defeating Woodson and McLean this week. Gymnastics started their season last Monday with a win at West Springfield. We wish wrestling and swim & dive good luck as they open their respective seasons.

As previously shared in the communication sent Wednesday evening by Superintendent Brabrand, FCPS is pausing the plan to bring students and staff back into school buildings.  Dr. Brabrand will provide an update on the Return to School plan at the Tuesday, February 2 FCPS School Board meeting.

As a result of the pause to in-person learning, there are a few updates:

  • The change in the bell schedule is paused until we have a new in-person return date
    • School hours will remain 8:10 a.m.-2:55 p.m. until further notice
  • Office hours will not be held on Monday, January 11
  • January 19 and 21 are now synchronous instructional days

I appreciate those of you who took time to share your thoughts related to the school’s response to the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. This unfathomable event is a defining moment in our country’s history. In addition to teacher led discussions during classes, I felt it important that I speak directly to our children. Yesterday morning, a video message from me was emailed to students’ fcpsschools.net accounts. If your student has not shared the video with you, please ask him/her to do so. I understand there are differing political views within our school community. While we may not share the same political beliefs, we must remain committed to respecting and valuing each member of our school community. What makes our democracy so special are the freedoms of speech and expression we so richly enjoy. While debate is part of our nation’s fabric, personal attacks must not be seen as a valid or reasonable response to a differing opinion.

Our current political climate reinforces the need for Langley Links. As this social emotional period has been mandated by the FCPS School Board, we at Langley have embraced it as an opportunity to meet the needs of our students. While many of our lessons have focused on emotional wellness, we have also used it as an opportunity to support our commitment to making Langley a safe space for all.

Earlier in the year, the Langley Statement of Acceptance was shared with students during Langley Links. It has served as the foundation of the equity lessons we have completed this school year. This document outlines the commitment our school community has made to each member of Saxon Country. At the PTSA General Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 13, this statement will be shared with parents and we will discuss why this must the focus of our work. I hope each of you will be able to attend the meeting.

As I have previously shared, I am dedicated to ensuring the best education for each of our students. I am not only committed to meeting the academic needs of our students, but the emotional ones as well. If you or your student has a need, please feel free to reach out to our Student Services department or you may contact me. We are partners in this work. I am so truly appreciative for your support.

Wishing you continued wellness,

 

This Week at Langley

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LANGLEY CALENDAR

All events listed below are available on the “Langley Calendar”.  You can click on the event for additional information.

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Monday, January 4

-School Resumes

-Staff Planning Day

Monday, January 11

-Underclass Photos Make-up (grades 9, 10, 11)

-Langley Book Discussion Group – Who Gets in and Why?, 12:00 p.m.

-Staff Planning Day

Wednesday, January 13

-PTSA General Membership Meeting/Principal’s Coffee, 9:30 a.m.

Monday, January 18

-Martin Luther King Day – Holiday

Wednesday, January 20

-Inauguration Day – Holiday

Friday, January 22

-2 Hour Early Release, Dismissal at 12:55 p.m.

-End of 2nd Quarter

Monday, January 25

-Teacher Workday – Student Holiday

Upcoming Events 

Check the Langley Calendar for upcoming events in 2021! 

Monday, January 4, and Monday, January 11, will be Staff Planning Days. No student interventions will be held. All instruction will be asynchronous (independent) with work assigned by teachers. Teachers will use this time to prepare for the return of additional groups of students to in-person instruction in the weeks ahead.

Underclass Photos Make-Up – January 11

Click below to sign up NOW!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4DAAAB2EA2FC1-picture

  • Students will be instructed to enter the photography location through one set of doors and then asked to exit through a separate location to maintain social distancing.
  • All individuals, school staff and Lifetouch photography staff will be expected to wear facial coverings and adhere to social distancing guidelines, per the CDC. More information on Lifetouch safety protocols for underclass photography can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LevtvXI9l2Q&feature=youtu.be
  • This will be a “paperless” photography program. Camera cards or picture tickets are no longer required. Additionally, any student wishing to purchase a picture package will have the opportunity to do so online both before and after picture day. Picture orders will not be accepted at the camera.
  • All finished picture packages will be sent directly to students’ homes.

Questions? Contact Kelly Mulligan @ kjmulligan@fcps.edu

Order at mylifetouch.com 

Picture ID: EVT9F8SVT

Langley Book Discussion Group -- Who Gets In And Why? 

Mark your calendars for Jan 11, 2021, 12 pm, when Langley's College and Career Specialist Hannah Wolff will host a book discussion group for the Langley community on Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions by Jeff Selingo. Mr. Selingo's book, included on The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020, is filled with insights gleaned from a year in the trenches with college admissions directors. Ms. Wolff will facilitate discussions on topics including: the test-optional choice, applying early decision, and how students should create a balanced list of colleges. 

All are welcome! 

SENIORS - 7th Semester Grades reported to Colleges on Wed, Feb 10

Langley High School sends out mid-year grades (officially called 7th semester grades) to any college a student has submitted a transcript request on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.   Due to processing timelines, please know that there are no exceptions to this date.  Any questions can be directed to Transcript Assistant, Ms. Betsy Shomaker at enshomaker@fcps.edu

Action Requested: Help save trees and FCPS $$ on postage by opting in to receive “Paperless” Report Cards (that can be printed through ParentVUE)

Parents/Guardians may opt into “Go Paperless” for report cards by following the below instructions:

  • Parents/Guardians can take advantage of the paperless option, by logging into ParentVUE, then going to “My Account” and selecting "Go Paperless!". This is the only way to keep a paper report card from being generated for students at the secondary level. All parents who share the same address as the student must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option.

Langley Legacy Tree

A leaf for the Langley Legacy Tree makes a great holiday gift! The Legacy Tree, located in the LHS Lobby and across from the Main Office, is a permanent and prominent record of generous courtyard contributors. Choose your engraved message — leaves make wonderful tributes to students, teachers, family and friends.

Click on this link to buy your leaves, acorns or birds now, and print this tribute note to present to the recipient honored on your leaf. Giving levels are copper leaf ($50), silver leaf ($100), gold leaf ($200) and acorn or bird ($500). Leaves will be placed on the tree as soon as covid-19 restrictions allow.

Your leaf donation will help fund the beautification of the third and final LHS courtyard to be renovated. Many thanks to the hundreds of Langley families who already have donated leaves to the Langley Legacy Tree!

Visit the new Courtyard Legacy Tree page on the PTSA website for more details and a history of the project. Questions? Email chrissielavin1@gmail.com.

Fairfax County Public Schools Standard Calendar for School Year 2020-21

Click here to view and download the FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2020 - 2021. (UPDATED 11/6/2020) 

January 18

Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday) 

January 20

Holiday (Inauguration Day)

January 22

End of Second Quarter - 2-hour Early Release

January 25

Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

February 15

Holiday (George Washington’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day) 

March 5

2-hour Early Release

March 8

Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)

March 26

End of Third Quarter – 2-hour Early Release

March 29 - April 2

Holiday (Spring Break) 

April 5

Student Holiday (Teacher Workday) 

May 31

Holiday (Memorial Day) 

June 11

Last Day of School, Year-End (Early Release) *

6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101 | Phone: 703-2872700
Websites: Langley High School | Langley PTSA | FCPS

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Did You Know…Rachel D. Miller AMFT with Psychology Today writes, “With all the challenges, changes, and losses accompanying this unusual holiday season ambivalence and ambiguity will be common experiences for many. “ Here is the full article: Coping with Ambivalence and Ambiguity This Holiday Season 

Saxons--Looking for fun ways to engage in service over the winter break?  Check out the updated virtual service learning opportunities list with new activities available at  https://langleyhs.fcps.edu/student-life-activities/service-learning. There are opportunities for all interests: online, writing, creative, and active projects.  Questions, please email Mrs. Shomaker at enshomaker@fcps.edu.  

 

6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101 | Phone: 703-2872700
Websites: Langley High School | Langley PTSA | FCPS

Message from the Principal

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Greetings Saxons,

We have finally made it to the last school day of 2020. This has definitely been a year like no other.  I thank each of you for the flexibility and grace you have extended as our school staff has worked to meet the needs of all students during this difficult time. The community support has been so appreciated and helped to make our current reality so much easier to bear.

While we are separated physically, our students have continued to shine. Our Model UN and Science Olympiad clubs have continued to perform at very high levels of competition. Langley orchestra’s film composers virtual concert highlighted the outstanding talents of our students. Choir students wowed the audience during their fall virtual concert. We are so fortunate to have gifted musicians as part of our school community.   

Additionally, I am thrilled to congratulate those Saxons who were recently inducted into the National Honor Society. Congratulations to the students and their families. Saxon Country is so proud of you.

Before I close, there are a couple of housekeeping items. First of all, after break, we will be working to transition to in person learning beginning on January 26. To support this effort, office hours will be teacher-optional beginning January 4. If your student needs to meet with a teacher, please contact the teacher to schedule an appointment.

It is my sincere hope that students will be able to disconnect from school and have time to engage in family activities and traditions. To assist students with finding balance, teachers have been asked to assign no new work over the break. It has been requested that no assignments be due before January 7, 2021.

May this holiday season bring each of you peace and joy. I wish each of you much happiness, prosperity and good health in the new year.

Fondly,

 

This Week at Langley

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LANGLEY CALENDAR

All events listed below are available on the “Langley Calendar”.  You can click on the event for additional information.

Go to the Langley Calendar NOW! Add to your favorites for easy access.

Monday, December 21 - Friday, January 1 

-Winter Break 

Upcoming Events 

Check the Langley Calendar for upcoming events in 2021! 

Did You Know…Clea Simon with The Harvard Gazette covered an online forum held by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  Donn Posner, an expert in sleep disorders and founding member of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine was the guest speaker.  When dealing with sleep issues, Posner suggests, “Do not try to compensate for a bad night’s sleep, it only further disrupts one’s regular rhythms.” Here is the full article.

SIS and Blackboard Blackout Dates in December

SIS Full System 

Friday, December 18 @ 5:00 p.m. - Monday, December 21 @ 6:00 a.m. 

To upgrade the SIS system for 2021 

  • SIS will not be available during the blackout 
  • ParentVue and StudentVue will not be available during the blackout

FCPS 24-7 Blackboard

Friday, December 18 at 5:00 p.m. to Wednesday, December 23 at 5:00 p.m.

  • To upgrade Blackboard for continued support this school year
  • Blackboard Learn will not be available during the blackout

SENIORS - 7th Semester Grades reported to Colleges on Wed, Feb 10

Langley High School sends out mid-year grades (officially called 7th semester grades) to any college a student has submitted a transcript request on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.   Due to processing timelines, please know that there are no exceptions to this date.  Any questions can be directed to Transcript Assistant, Ms. Betsy Shomaker at enshomaker@fcps.edu

Action Requested: Help save trees and FCPS $$ on postage by opting in to receive “Paperless” Report Cards (that can be printed through ParentVUE)

Parents/Guardians may opt into “Go Paperless” for report cards by following the below instructions:

  • Parents/Guardians can take advantage of the paperless option, by logging into ParentVUE, then going to “My Account” and selecting "Go Paperless!". This is the only way to keep a paper report card from being generated for students at the secondary level. All parents who share the same address as the student must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option.

Underclass Photos Make-Up – January 11

Click below to sign up NOW!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4DAAAB2EA2FC1-picture

  • Students will be instructed to enter the photography location through one set of doors and then asked to exit through a separate location to maintain social distancing.
  • All individuals, school staff and Lifetouch photography staff will be expected to wear facial coverings and adhere to social distancing guidelines, per the CDC. More information on Lifetouch safety protocols for underclass photography can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LevtvXI9l2Q&feature=youtu.be
  • This will be a “paperless” photography program. Camera cards or picture tickets are no longer required. Additionally, any student wishing to purchase a picture package will have the opportunity to do so online both before and after picture day. Picture orders will not be accepted at the camera.
  • All finished picture packages will be sent directly to students’ homes.

Questions? Contact Kelly Mulligan @ kjmulligan@fcps.edu

Order at mylifetouch.com 

Picture ID: EVT9F8SVT

Five New Managing the Moments Videos Just in Time for the Holidays

Too much togetherness cramping your communication style? Too much teenage anxiety taking over the household? Too much frustration with distance or hybrid learning with your kids? When it gets to be “too much,” take a few moments to check out a few new video offerings from the Safe Community Coalition’s Managing the Moments series.

These short videos are produced by the psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers of the SCC’s mental health committee. Topics selected reflect what they are seeing both in their private practices and on the homefront.

The new videos include:

  • Coping With the Holidays – how to make the most of an unprecedented holiday season
  • Creating Coping Capacity – body awareness and mindfulness techniques to feel more calm and relaxed
  • Connecting Through Play – strategies for minimizing frustration of younger children
  • Anxiety in School – an honest look at teenage anxiety straight from a teen being interviewed by his mother
  • Your Daily Prescription to Cope with Covid – focusing on ways to nurture yourself

These new videos join the original six videos: Deescalating Conflict, Effective Communication, How to Talk to Your Parents, Brain Breaks During Distance Learning, Self-Care and Calming Techniques, and How Are You?

All videos and accompanying tip sheets are free and available on the SCC website, mcleanscc.org. Make sure to bookmark the page and watch any time!

Langley Legacy Tree

A leaf for the Langley Legacy Tree makes a great holiday gift! The Legacy Tree, located in the LHS Lobby and across from the Main Office, is a permanent and prominent record of generous courtyard contributors. Choose your engraved message — leaves make wonderful tributes to students, teachers, family and friends.

Click on this link to buy your leaves, acorns or birds now, and print this tribute note to present to the recipient honored on your leaf. Giving levels are copper leaf ($50), silver leaf ($100), gold leaf ($200) and acorn or bird ($500). Leaves will be placed on the tree as soon as covid-19 restrictions allow.

Your leaf donation will help fund the beautification of the third and final LHS courtyard to be renovated. Many thanks to the hundreds of Langley families who already have donated leaves to the Langley Legacy Tree!

Visit the new Courtyard Legacy Tree page on the PTSA website for more details and a history of the project. Questions? Email chrissielavin1@gmail.com.

Langley Book Discussion Group -- Who Gets In And Why? 

Mark your calendars for Jan 11, 2021, 12 pm, when Langley's College and Career Specialist Hannah Wolff will host a book discussion group for the Langley community on Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions by Jeff Selingo. Mr. Selingo's book, included on The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020, is filled with insights gleaned from a year in the trenches with college admissions directors. Ms. Wolff will facilitate discussions on topics including: the test-optional choice, applying early decision, and how students should create a balanced list of colleges. 

All are welcome! 

Fairfax County Public Schools Standard Calendar for School Year 2020-21

Click here to view and download the FCPS Standard Calendar for School Year 2020 - 2021. (UPDATED 11/6/2020) 

December 21 - January 1, 2021

Holiday (Winter Break) – Classes Resume January 4 

January 18

Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday) 

January 20

Holiday (Inauguration Day)

January 22

End of Second Quarter - 2-hour Early Release

January 25

Student Holiday (Teacher Workday)

February 15

Holiday (George Washington’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day) 

March 5

2-hour Early Release

March 8

Student Holiday (Staff Development Day)

March 26

End of Third Quarter – 2-hour Early Release

March 29 - April 2

Holiday (Spring Break) 

April 5

Student Holiday (Teacher Workday) 

May 31

Holiday (Memorial Day) 

June 11

Last Day of School, Year-End (Early Release) *

6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101 | Phone: 703-2872700
Websites: Langley High School | Langley PTSA | FCPS

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